Monday, March 19, 2012

Record-breaking streak of warm days for Detroit in March

Detroit Free Press: Metro Detroit may tie record for longest stretch of days reaching 60s in March
Metro Detroit is expected to tie a record Monday for the longest stretch of days reaching the 60s this month, and by the end of the week, that record is expected to be shattered.

Today marks the eighth consecutive day in March that temperatures have reached at least 60 degrees, one short of the record set in 1945, National Weather Service Meteorologist Rachel Kulik said from the office in White Lake Township Today.

Temperatures have reached 75 degrees today at Detroit Metro Airport, she said.
The record for above 60 degree days should be matched today (Monday), broken Tuesday, and be set on Thursday. All of those days are forecast to be above 70. In fact, both Tuesday and Wednesday should set new records for their dates. If I recall what I heard on the Weather Channel on Sunday, the record temperature for the next three days is about 76 degrees F. Tuesday is predicted to be 79 and Wednesday is 78.

The good news is that I've already worked on the vegetable garden for two days during the weekend just past. The bad news is that the weeds have already started sprouting, a month earlier than usual. Both the anchor on the Weather Channel and I are worried about what this might portend for this summer. I hope nothing, but after last summer, I'm expecting a hot one. It could also be a violent one.

Speaking of which, here are the latest videos from WOOD-TV and WXYZ on the Dexter tornado.

I'm glad to hear that no one was hurt and things are getting back to normal.

ETA: Yesterday was the warmest March 18th on record for Detroit.
According to the National Weather Service office in White Lake Township, Detroit broke a record for the highest temperature for March 18.

The old record, set in 1903, was 72 degrees, said Phil Kurimski, a meteorologist with the weather service.

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